The Fine Jewels sale on 11th July is composed of over 200 jewels dating from the 19th to the 21st century. Highlights include a large collection of cufflinks, principally from the 1920s and 30s, several fine examples of opals, some of which were formerly in the collection of Princess Ceril Birabongse of Siam and attractive vanity and cigarette cases from the first half of 20th century.
Sotheby’s London sale, Fine Jewels, featured exceptional jewels and cufflinks from the 19th to the 21st century and achieved a total of £2,431,438.
Highlights included the ‘Mini Baignoire’ lady’s diamond cocktail watch by Cartier, which achieved £33,750, and a magnificent Diamond ring, which sold for £51,250 - over 5 times its low pre-sale estimate.
Please note that the pendant is suspending a later cultured pearl drop and not a natural pearl drop as stated in the printed catalogue.
Please note this lot contains jadeite and therefore should have an important notice
symbol notice symbol and not the restricted species symbol, as printed in the catalgoue. Please refer to the catalgoue for more information.
Please note that the case is celluloid and not tortoiseshell as stated in the printed catalogue.
Please note one seed pearl has become detached from the clasp and will be repaired at Sotheby's expense after the sale.
Please note these are ear clips and do not have post fittings.
Please note this lot contains rubies and therefore should have an important notice symbol. Please refer to the catalgoue for more information.
This lot has been withdrawn from the sale.
The estimate for this lot should read £8,000-£12,000 and not as stated in the printed catalogue.
Please note one pendant is broken and will be fixed at Sotheby's expense after the sale.
Please note the cultured pearls measure from approximately 13.3 to 17.7mm.
Please note the spinels are natural, not synthetic.
This Lot has been withdrawn from the sale.
Please note the ear clip fittings are a later addition.
Please note this lot should have a restricted species symbol and may require a CITES license for export.
Please note that the bracelet is unsigned and has Spanish assay marks and not maker's marks as stated in the printed catalogue.
Please note there are three diamonds deficient in the diamond bracelet.